Tongue Piercing
Dr. Manali Thakker, Smile Care
For more details visit
http://www.smilecareworld.com
Procedure for Piercing
For more details visit
http://www.smilecareworld.com
The placement is marked and a clamp
applied.
...
Procedure for Piercing
Tongue is first pierced with the long barbell.
After the swelling subsides it is replaced by a
pr...
 Because of the tongue's exceptional healing
ability, piercings can close very fast.
Even completely healed holes can cl...
The length of time for the hole to heal varies
greatly from person to person.
It is generally recommended to avoid
pierc...
Poor oral hygiene may lead to serious
infections which may even spread to the rest of
the body. Infection can cause the t...
Studs can come loose and can be swallowed
or inhaled, leading to breathing problems.
Possibility of disease transmission...
Saliva production is increased.
There may be injury or shrinkage of gums.
There is difficulty in chewing or swallowing....
Do not rinse mouth with any type of
mouthwash.
Never clean the piercing with hydrogen
peroxide or rubbing alcohol as thi...
Care to be taken after Piercing
During the initial 6-7 weeks do not play
with
or touch the tongue.
Avoid eating hot or s...
Do not drink alcohol or coffee.
Do not smoke.
For more details visit
http://www.smilecareworld.com
Care to be taken afte...
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  1. 1. Tongue Piercing Dr. Manali Thakker, Smile Care For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. Procedure for Piercing For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com The placement is marked and a clamp applied. The traditional placement for a tongue piercing is along the midline of the tongue, in the center of the mouth. It is often approximately 0.75 inches (1.9 cm) or so back from the tip of the tongue.
  3. 3. Procedure for Piercing Tongue is first pierced with the long barbell. After the swelling subsides it is replaced by a proper size barbell. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4.  Because of the tongue's exceptional healing ability, piercings can close very fast. Even completely healed holes can close up in a matter of hours, and larger-gauged holes can close in just a few days. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Healing After Piercing
  5. 5. The length of time for the hole to heal varies greatly from person to person. It is generally recommended to avoid piercing in bodies under development or in people not capable of taking care of a recent piercing.. Teens from the age of 16 onwards usually don't report problems.For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Healing After Piercing
  6. 6. Poor oral hygiene may lead to serious infections which may even spread to the rest of the body. Infection can cause the tongue to swell, blocking or restricting the airway. Accidentally biting a tongue stud can cause teeth to crack or damage to fillings and other dental work. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Complications after Piercing
  7. 7. Studs can come loose and can be swallowed or inhaled, leading to breathing problems. Possibility of disease transmission, such as hepatitis. There is also the possibility of a person developing an allergic reaction to a stud if it is not made from gold, titanium or surgical steel. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Complications after Piercing
  8. 8. Saliva production is increased. There may be injury or shrinkage of gums. There is difficulty in chewing or swallowing. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Complications after Piercing
  9. 9. Do not rinse mouth with any type of mouthwash. Never clean the piercing with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol as this can cause serious injury. Always rinse tongue after it has been touched or after eating something. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Care to be taken after Piercing
  10. 10. Care to be taken after Piercing During the initial 6-7 weeks do not play with or touch the tongue. Avoid eating hot or spicy foods during the healing process, as this may cause discomfort and hinder the healing process. One should only eat small, soft amounts of food like mashed bananas, mashed potatoes, cereal, cold soup, applesauce or rice.For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  11. 11. Do not drink alcohol or coffee. Do not smoke. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Care to be taken after Piercing
  12. 12. Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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